Wagner assesses Marlins
Will 2010 go down as a season of missed opportunities for the Marlins?
The team still has a chance to finish above .500, but there is a school of thought that if the club had upgraded in a couple of areas — mainly their bullpen — they could have seriously challenged for the NL East title.
Braves closer Billy Wagner certainly feels the Marlins are a quality team. Recently, Wagner offered this assessment of the Marlins to MLB.com Braves’ reporter Mark Bowman.
“The Marlins are no fun to play,” Wagner said. “They’re probably the best talent and if they’d have had a bullpen, they’d have won this division.
“They’ve always been like that. Every time they’ve put a closer in their bullpen, they’ve won championships. Then they go through three or four years where they have unbelievable talent and starting pitching, but they don’t have a bullpen.”
— Joe Frisaro